We held Stand with Families- Peoria on October 6, 2019 in downtown Peoria. The featured speakers were Colin White, a retired state trooper and grandfather, and Doug Parrott, a bank president and grandfather. Both the White and Parrott families went through wrongful allegations of abuse due to metabolic bone disease. The event was covered by WEEK News 25. To see the news segment click here.


Special thanks to our sponsors:


Colin & Debra White

Doug & Karin Parrot



Attorney Louis Milot

Randy Crady

Drs. Ed Luan & Jill Birkholz



Attorney Diane Redleaf



Attorney Pete Dluski

Sheryl Grider Whitehurst with RE/MAX Traders Unlimited

Russ & Cindy White

Paul & Kara Grove

Attorney Tim McCarthy



On September 17, 2019, we held Stand with Families in downtown Chicago at Polsinelli. The featured speaker was Nydia Ortiz, a Florida grandmother whose family overcame a wrongful allegation with the help of the Family Justice Resource Center. Music was provided by Attorney Zachary Bravos.


Thank you to the event sponsors:


Platinum ($1000 and Up)

Polsinelli P.C.

Gold ($500-$999)

Zachary Bravos

Mary Broderick

Ellen Domph

Abigail Nichols & Carl Nelson

Brian Timmel


Silver ($250-$499)

Elizabeth & Brian Bray

Kent Dean

Bronze ($150-$249)

Marie Taraska

Diane Redleaf





The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is under fire for cutting corners and failing to protect children. FJRC Executive Director Michelle Weidner was interviewed by The Center Square for a radio segment and print article about the newly released DCFS compliance audit. Read the print article here.